Avg: 2.4 from 25 votes
|Type:||Trad, TR, 70 ft|
|FA:||Todd Swain, Donette Swain. February 1994|
|Page Views:||2,066 total · 19/month|
|Shared By:||cassondra long on May 4, 2009|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
DescriptionFun climbing on interesting features, but may be considered fragile and runout, with tricky gear placements, and rated X (though opinions vary on this.) Makes a great toprope route. Start at the corner on a low ledge and climb the right-leaning flake ( a short, skinny staircase,) then move up through the crux as you get onto the beautiful varnish. Continue up the steep wall which goes slightly past vertical in spots, until reaching a small unvarnished notch. Then climb up onto the ledge to reach the anchor.
LocationThe furthest left route on the wall with the bolted moderates. Starts at the corner to the left of the small barrel cactus. The anchors can be reached from the top by rappeling from a two-bolt anchor above Silk Panties. To reach this anchor, walk past the tower on which Cover My Buttress and Thong are located, then scramble left up ramps until reaching a ledge above and to the left of Cover My Buttress. Rap from the anchors to the ledge below. There is another pair of bolts on the wall backing this ledge to clip into while managing the rope. This ledge goes across the top of the Panty Wall to the far corner where the anchors for Edible Panties are located.
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